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Tagged With: Chile

Chile Before the Quake

Text & Photos: Julie Schwietert Collazo * “When will we start learning and caring about places before disasters?” someone wrote on Twitter this weekend in response to the news about the earthquake in Chile. I understand the impetus of the question, but there’s something naive about it as well. There are so many places to … Continue reading »

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Walking Among the Dead at Woodlawn

Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo Photos: Francisco Collazo and Julie Schwietert Collazo ** We’ve visited many cemeteries while traveling: the Petit Family Cemetery on the land where I grew up in South Carolina, where the graves of slaves are indicated with simple rocks. Cementerio Colon in Havana, Cuba, where the sister of Francisco’s son is buried. … Continue reading »

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How to Use an ATM in Chile

Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo When was the last time you used traveler’s checks? I know; I can’t remember either. These days, you can find cash machines around the world. The ubiquity of ATMs doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to use them, though. On my recent trip to Chile, I was embarrassed to ask colleagues … Continue reading »

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“When I was 31, it was a very good year…”

Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo Photos: Francisco Collazo & Julie Schwietert Collazo As the last two weeks of 2008 spin towards history, I find myself in bitingly cold New York City, where I’m wrapped in at least two layers of clothes by day and sleeping under two comforters at night. New York has been my home … Continue reading »

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Why I’m Not Opposed to Press Trips

Text & Photos: Julie Schwietert Collazo This time last week, I was in Chile, sitting at the base of the most amazing mountains I’ve ever seen in my life, marveling at the fact that the clouds that had been hanging around for the preceding two weeks had disappeared as my colleagues and I rolled into … Continue reading »

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